Testing

I hate testing. State testing, standardized testing…I hate it so much. I’m beginning test prep with my students tomorrow, after finishing a super fun poetry unit. We’re going to go from fun, creative things to the “how to pass a test” stuff, and I hate teaching it. It sucks the life out of everyone.
Over the course of a year, I spend about 9 weeks either preparing for tests, or administering tests. It’s insane. That’s almost a quarter of the year gone in the name of “data”.
What a waste.